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AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Before the season starts, make a couple bold predictions about your favorite NBA team.

I'll bump this thread at the end of the year to see if you were right or not.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 08:43 PM
My Team: The Knicks

1. The Knicks will be a top 3 defensive team in the league.

2. Carmelo Anthony will be a top 5 MVP candidate.

3. The Knicks will win 50 games.

4. The Knicks will be the best team in New York City.

5. Amar'e Stoudmire will significantly improve from last year.

6. JR Smith or Steve Novak will have a game where he makes more than 9 three pointers.

7. The Knicks will have at least one person on the team who has a top 10 dunk.

8. The Knicks will win a playoff series.

9. Coach Woodson will be a candidate for Coach of the Year.

10. The Knicks Will Be Back.

Gators123
09-29-2012, 08:44 PM
Pistons will make the playoffs

Greg Monroe will be an All-Star

heyman321
09-29-2012, 08:51 PM
Wait I thought this was bold predictions, not unrealistic ones.

mdm692
09-29-2012, 08:53 PM
Suns(high expections)

Individual
-Beasley breaks into top 5 SF conversation.

-Dragic breaks into top 10 PG.

-Gortat improves top 5 C.

Team
-Best scoring offense in the league.

-Make the playoffs as 7th-6th seed.

-Beat the Lakers in reg season series then lose in the playoffs to them.

ebbucsfan
09-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Arron Afflalo averages between 20 and 25 ppg.

Hawkeye15
09-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Wolves win 50 games

Roy plays 70 games, averaging 16 a night

Love finishes top 4 in MVP voting

Pekovic wins MIP

Barea is fined $100k total for flopping

Kirilenko is named to the 2nd all defensive team

Rubio leads the NBA from March through the end of the season in assists




Don't hold me to any of these, they are just bold predictions that I really doubt happen.

Mr. LA
09-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Lakers

Record: 73-9

Dwight Howard wins the NBA MVP and the NBA defensive player of the year

We send 4 to the all star game (Nash, Bryant, Gasol, Howard)

Antawn Jamison wins the 6th man of the year award

Darius Johnson-Odom wins NBA Rookie of the Year

Lakers win the NBA Championship (Nash is the Finals MVP)

A little bold huh? ;) lol

knicks=love
09-29-2012, 09:08 PM
Wait I thought this was bold predictions, not unrealistic ones.

touche :eyebrow:

mdm692
09-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Lakers

Record: 73-9

Dwight Howard wins the NBA MVP and the NBA defensive player of the year

We send 4 to the all star game (Nash, Bryant, Gasol, Howard)

Antawn Jamison wins the 6th man of the year award

Darius Johnson-Odom wins NBA Rookie of the Year

Lakers win the NBA Championship (Nash is the Finals MVP)

A little bold huh? ;) lol

Not really I can see all, except the one in bold, happening. Im even giving you the 73-9 because 3 of those losses will come vs Phoenix ;).

M.Bibby2.0
09-29-2012, 09:28 PM
KINGS:
1) DeMarcus Cousins becomes a top 3 Center
2) Tyreke finally shows vast improvement (contract year) and has a case for MIP
3) Thomas Robinson makes all Rookie first team.
4) Isaiah Thomas finally gets some recognition, becomes top 15 pg. (check his advanced stats, he's almost there)
5) Kings nearly post a 0.500 record surprising the NBA
6) Their improvement bring up the value of the team and the Maloofs sell the team, which in a few years moves to Seattle.
7) Travis Outlaw has a re-surging season

KnicksR4Real
09-29-2012, 09:28 PM
My Team: The Knicks

1. The Knicks will be a top 3 defensive team in the league.

2. Carmelo Anthony will be a top 5 MVP candidate.

3. The Knicks will win 50 games.

4. The Knicks will be the best team in New York City.

5. Amar'e Stoudmire will significantly improve from last year.

6. JR Smith or Steve Novak will have a game where he makes more than 9 three pointers.

7. The Knicks will have at least one person on the team who has a top 10 dunk.

8. The Knicks will win a playoff series.

9. Coach Woodson will be a candidate for Coach of the Year.

10. The Knicks Will Be Back.

NYK Stand Up!

Mr. LA
09-29-2012, 09:31 PM
[QUOTE=mdm692;23773762]Not really I can see all, except the one in bold, happening. Im even giving you the 73-9 because 3 of those losses will come vs Phoenix ;).[/Q

ha alright we'll have too see... it is always fun playing the Suns... but that was with Nash ;) dont know how fun you'lll be anymore :rolleyes:

DoMeFavors
09-29-2012, 09:41 PM
Brooklyn Nets at best win a championship at least make it to 2nd round

Deron wins MVP

Joe Johnson at one point is considered the best SG in the east

Gerald Wallace is 1st team all defense

Lopez actually gets respect

Andray Blatche wins MIP

Teletovic wins ROY

Marshon Brooks goes to rising stars challenge again

Humphries makes the all star team

mdm692
09-29-2012, 09:41 PM
^^^hahahah well played sir. But if the AZ cardinals have showed me anything this year is to be prepared for surprises and dont undrestimate the underdog.

DoMeFavors
09-29-2012, 09:48 PM
^^^hahahah well played sir. But if the AZ cardinals have showed me anything this year is to be prepared for surprises and dont undrestimate the underdog.

Nets arent an underdog......

Cal827
09-29-2012, 09:58 PM
Raptor Fan:

1. Kyle Lowry will average 20-10-12 for a month.

2. Jonas Valanciunas will average 21-13, winning rookie of the year.

3. Demar Derozan will make the All-Star Game.

4. Raptors go 50-32, going 15-1 against the Atlantic, only losing one game on a Buzzer Beating three by Andrew Bynum.

5. Calderon/Davis traded midseason for some SF not in their teams future plans (E.g. Memphis or Indiana)

6. Raptors become a top 3 defensive team.

7. Raptors lose in 7 games in the ECF to the eventual NBA Champions in the Milwaukee Bucks.

8. Landry Fields finishes tied with Xxplayer for 2nd in MVP votes, both losing to the eventual MVP in Metta World Peace

9. Perhaps, I'll put my crack pipe down before the season starts :D

LoveMeOrHateMe
09-29-2012, 10:08 PM
Kobe mvp

THE MTL
09-29-2012, 10:16 PM
Knicks best team in the Atlantic division!

JNoel
09-29-2012, 10:27 PM
Superman will sustain a back injury forcing the Lakers to go 45-37

Heat will lose Bosh to a season ending injury and only go 53-29

Thunder will win 67 games, make the Finals again

Celtics will take the top spot in the east winning 59 games

Raptors, Bucks, and/or Wizards will make the playoffs in the east

Knicks will win 40 games on the season when they can't get it figured out

Nuggets will win 57 games grabbing the second seed in the west taking the second spot in the West

Wolves will win 51 games with Roy leading the charge at 23 PPG

Nets will win 50 games and take the 3rd spot in the East

Mavericks get the 3rd seed after going 52-30

Rose comes back prematurely and reinjures his ACL causing him to miss 2 seasons

T-Mac rejuvenates his career with the Grizzlies averaging 20-4-7

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:35 PM
Superman will sustain a back injury forcing the Lakers to go 45-37

Heat will lose Bosh to a season ending injury and only go 53-29

Thunder will win 67 games, make the Finals again

Celtics will take the top spot in the east winning 59 games

Raptors, Bucks, and/or Wizards will make the playoffs in the east

Knicks will win 40 games on the season when they can't get it figured out

Nuggets will win 57 games grabbing the second seed in the west taking the second spot in the West

Wolves will win 51 games with Roy leading the charge at 23 PPG

Nets will win 50 games and take the 3rd spot in the East

Mavericks get the 3rd seed after going 52-30

Rose comes back prematurely and reinjures his ACL causing him to miss 2 seasons

T-Mac rejuvenates his career with the Grizzlies averaging 20-4-7

I give you a lot of respect for coming up with all of these.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:35 PM
Knicks best team in the Atlantic division!

It's possible because of our defense.

Although I expect the Heat and the Celtics to be better than us.

mdm692
09-29-2012, 10:37 PM
Nets arent an underdog......

If you pay attention to the poster above you you will notice I was speaking to him. You just happened to post a few seconds quicker.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:37 PM
Kobe mvp

I expect Durant or Bynum to be MVP honestly, although I wouldn't be surprised if Lebron won it again because of Wade's possible decline.

Gagan136
09-29-2012, 10:38 PM
Reading this makes me so excited for the season, hurry up October 30th!

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:39 PM
Pistons will make the playoffs

Greg Monroe will be an All-Star

The Pistons won't make the playoffs, but they will improve.

I expect Greg Monroe to be an all-star.

Andre Drummond will not perform well in his first year. He will take time to develop.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:40 PM
Wait I thought this was bold predictions, not unrealistic ones.

Says the guy with a Landry Fields is a Star sig... :P


I know for a fact my bold predictions are feasible barring injury.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:43 PM
Suns(high expections)

Individual
-Beasley breaks into top 5 SF conversation.

-Dragic breaks into top 10 PG.

-Gortat improves top 5 C.

Team
-Best scoring offense in the league.

-Make the playoffs as 7th-6th seed.

-Beat the Lakers in reg season series then lose in the playoffs to them.

Beasley will definitely improve. There's no doubt especially after his bad season last year. He is a good talent.

Dragic will not be a top 10 pg. He is more in the 15-20 range. I really hope Kendall Marshall plays well though. I have so much respect for him. Gortat will struggle heavily without Nash.

I could see the Suns being a top offense in the league with Luis Scola.

I am not sure if they could be a 6th seed in the West though.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:45 PM
Arron Afflalo averages between 20 and 25 ppg.

I think Afflalo will average 17-19 points per game at most.

I could see Reddick dropping buckets though.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:53 PM
Wolves win 50 games

Roy plays 70 games, averaging 16 a night

Love finishes top 4 in MVP voting

Pekovic wins MIP

Barea is fined $100k total for flopping

Kirilenko is named to the 2nd all defensive team

Rubio leads the NBA from March through the end of the season in assists




Don't hold me to any of these, they are just bold predictions that I really doubt happen.

Wolves win less than 49 games.

Roy plays 50 games and averages around 13 ppg.

Love finishes top 7 in MVP voting.

Pekovic does not play as well as last year.

Barea does not flop as much.

Kirilenko has a down season since he hasn't played in the NBA for a while.

Rubio is second to Rondo in assists and second worst to Lin in assist to turnover ratio.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:55 PM
KINGS:
1) DeMarcus Cousins becomes a top 3 Center
2) Tyreke finally shows vast improvement (contract year) and has a case for MIP
3) Thomas Robinson makes all Rookie first team.
4) Isaiah Thomas finally gets some recognition, becomes top 15 pg. (check his advanced stats, he's almost there)
5) Kings nearly post a 0.500 record surprising the NBA
6) Their improvement bring up the value of the team and the Maloofs sell the team, which in a few years moves to Seattle.
7) Travis Outlaw has a re-surging season

Cousins will develop into an All Star this year.

Evans will average 18, 4, and 4.

Robinson will make all Rookie first team.

Thomas will struggle in a full season and not maintain the same percentages as last year. He will still be a top 20 point guard though.

Kings will not post a .500 record.

AndyfromNeptune
09-29-2012, 10:59 PM
Brooklyn Nets at best win a championship at least make it to 2nd round

Deron wins MVP

Joe Johnson at one point is considered the best SG in the east

Gerald Wallace is 1st team all defense

Lopez actually gets respect

Andray Blatche wins MIP

Teletovic wins ROY

Marshon Brooks goes to rising stars challenge again

Humphries makes the all star team

Humphries will regress as Lopez will have a breakout year. Kris will not be an all-star.

Marshon Brooks will contend for 6th man of the year. He will be highly efficient again.

Teletovic will not get enough minutes to win ROY. He will be a solid scoring punch off the bench though.

Blatche will not be MIP.

Wallace at best will get 2nd team all defense. He is getting older.

Joe Johnson will never be better than Wade, but I expect Johnson to play very well next to Deron Williams. If Wade gets injured, Joe Johnson has an excellent argument.

Deron Williams will never be an MVP. He will be a top point guard in the East though. Rondo has the best chance of being MVP from the point guard position in the East in all honesty.

This was my most unbiased advice as a Knicks fan.

mdm692
09-29-2012, 11:05 PM
Beasley will definitely improve. There's no doubt especially after his bad season last year. He is a good talent.

Dragic will not be a top 10 pg. He is more in the 15-20 range. I really hope Kendall Marshall plays well though. I have so much respect for him. Gortat will struggle heavily without Nash.

I could see the Suns being a top offense in the league with Luis Scola.

I am not sure if they could be a 6th seed in the West though.

The one individual prediction you disagree is the one I actually think will happen. Dragic was averaging 18ppg 8apg in houston. If he replicates that consistently in Phx it would be good enough to put him up there. Obviously Rondo, Rose, Westbrook, Nash, CP3 and D-will are the elite of the elite but after that its up for grabs.

I Rock Shaqs
09-29-2012, 11:11 PM
Raptor Fan:

1. Kyle Lowry will average 20-10-12 for a month.

2. Jonas Valanciunas will average 21-13, winning rookie of the year.

3. Demar Derozan will make the All-Star Game.

4. Raptors go 50-32, going 15-1 against the Atlantic, only losing one game on a Buzzer Beating three by Andrew Bynum.

5. Calderon/Davis traded midseason for some SF not in their teams future plans (E.g. Memphis or Indiana)

6. Raptors become a top 3 defensive team.

7. Raptors lose in 7 games in the ECF to the eventual NBA Champions in the Milwaukee Bucks.

8. Landry Fields finishes tied with Xxplayer for 2nd in MVP votes, both losing to the eventual MVP in Metta World Peace

9. Perhaps, I'll put my crack pipe down before the season starts :D

They were funny up until 4 then they just got really lame.

I Rock Shaqs
09-29-2012, 11:16 PM
1. Demar Derozan becomes top 10 SG.

2. Andrea Bargnani Wins at least one player of the month.

3. Kyle Lowry makes the all-star team.

4. Knicks/ Nets fans get into 2 brawls during the games.

5. Hasheem Thabeet becomes the Thunder's starting Center.

6. Bynum kills Dwight in the all-star game.

7. Terrence Ross makes the 3 Point shooting contest.

LJEATON26
09-29-2012, 11:17 PM
1. Thunder win the championship in 6 games.
2. Russell Westbrook wins the MVP after posting 25 ppg, 8 apg, 5 rpg and 2 steals.

JNA17
09-29-2012, 11:25 PM
Lakers go 74-8. They go one step beyond their goal.

Steve Nash will lead the league in assists with 12+.

Kobe Bryant will still score 26+ PPG this year.

Dwight Howard will win both MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.

Metta World Peace won't suck.

Lakers cruise their way to the playoffs until the finals.

Lakers win the NBA Finals in 6 games against the Heat, or the Celtics for the third and final battle.

Kobe Bryant wins his third Finals MVP and gets his 6th ring.

Dwight Howard after holding the trophy announces to the entire world that he will sign the extension with the Lakers.

Metta World Peace Teabags a Heat/Celtics fan for throwing a cup at him. Suspended for 10 games next season, but retires because he wants to spend more time with his therapist.

Lakers somehow sign Josh Smith next off season to replace Metta because Mitch says so.

I go to the doctors and they tell me all my semen is gone from so much ejaculation.

AndyfromNeptune
09-30-2012, 12:16 AM
The one individual prediction you disagree is the one I actually think will happen. Dragic was averaging 18ppg 8apg in houston. If he replicates that consistently in Phx it would be good enough to put him up there. Obviously Rondo, Rose, Westbrook, Nash, CP3 and D-will are the elite of the elite but after that its up for grabs.

I'm not a huge fan of Dragic's defense. And maybe if you mean by "top 10", Dragic could be number 10. I could understand that.

AndyfromNeptune
09-30-2012, 12:17 AM
1. Thunder win the championship in 6 games.
2. Russell Westbrook wins the MVP after posting 25 ppg, 8 apg, 5 rpg and 2 steals.

I can see Westbrook having a career year, but I do not know if he is an MVP candidate with Durant next to him.

AndyfromNeptune
09-30-2012, 12:21 AM
1. Demar Derozan becomes top 10 SG.

2. Andrea Bargnani Wins at least one player of the month.

3. Kyle Lowry makes the all-star team.

4. Knicks/ Nets fans get into 2 brawls during the games.

5. Hasheem Thabeet becomes the Thunder's starting Center.

6. Bynum kills Dwight in the all-star game.

7. Terrence Ross makes the 3 Point shooting contest.

Derozan can be a top 10 pg, but I just do not think he is assertive enough. Ross has a better chance at being a top 10 shooting guard given the minutes.

Bargnani is due for a career year. He was doing excellent until he got injured last year.

Kyle Lowry will not be an all star, but he should have a great year with an improved Toronto roster.

The rest of your comments..I really don't have an opinion off...Ross not really a one dimensional 3 point shooter..I see him more of a Jason Richardson type. I like the kid a lot though.

I hope Jonas can average at least 11 and 9.

CousinsEvansDUO
09-30-2012, 12:23 AM
Tyreke Evans will be a top 5 MVP candidate.
DeMarcus Cousins leads nba in rebounding.
Twimberwolves will go to the 2nd round.
Kings will have a better regular season record than the bobcats, suns, and magic combined.
Chris Bosh will be traded to the mavs or spurs.
WestBrook and Rondo will be swapped at the deadline.

LongWayFromHome
09-30-2012, 02:27 AM
Brooklyn Nets at best win a championship at least make it to 2nd round

Deron wins MVP

Joe Johnson at one point is considered the best SG in the east

Gerald Wallace is 1st team all defense

Lopez actually gets respect

Andray Blatche wins MIP

Teletovic wins ROY

Marshon Brooks goes to rising stars challenge again

Humphries makes the all star team

The bold is the least likely.

LJEATON26
09-30-2012, 03:28 AM
I can see Westbrook having a career year, but I do not know if he is an MVP candidate with Durant next to him.

I agree but saying that KD is going to win MVP isn't very bold.

bholly
09-30-2012, 03:41 AM
Tyreke Evans will be a top 5 MVP candidate.
DeMarcus Cousins leads nba in rebounding.
Twimberwolves will go to the 2nd round.
Kings will have a better regular season record than the bobcats, suns, and magic combined.
Chris Bosh will be traded to the mavs or spurs.
WestBrook and Rondo will be swapped at the deadline.

You mean they'll have more wins than the average of those teams, or that they'll have more wins than the total of those teams? Because the former isn't all that bold, and the latter is hugely overoptimistic.

MagicBucsSox
09-30-2012, 05:12 AM
All star teams are
East- Bynum rondo lebron wade melo
West- Dwight Kobe durant Lin Blake

MVP durant
Mip Monroe
DPOY Dwight returns
Roty- Abdrew Nicholson
6th man- terry
All d 1 team- rondo AFfalo bron ibaka Dwight
All nba Paul Kobe bron Love Deight

JOSKOMANG4
09-30-2012, 08:55 AM
playoff seed predictions:

east:
1- heat
2- knicks
3- pacers
4- celtics
5- nets
6- bulls
7- sixers
8- hawks

west:
1- lakers
2- thunder
3- spurs
4- clippers
5- timberwolves
6- mavs
7- suns
8- nuggets

nba finals: heat > lakers 4-2.

I Rock Shaqs
09-30-2012, 11:01 AM
Derozan can be a top 10 pg, but I just do not think he is assertive enough. Ross has a better chance at being a top 10 shooting guard given the minutes.

Bargnani is due for a career year. He was doing excellent until he got injured last year.

Kyle Lowry will not be an all star, but he should have a great year with an improved Toronto roster.

The rest of your comments..I really don't have an opinion off...Ross not really a one dimensional 3 point shooter..I see him more of a Jason Richardson type. I like the kid a lot though.

I hope Jonas can average at least 11 and 9.

Im pretty sure this thread is called Bold Predictions not " this is exactly what is going to happen" also you don't have to be just a three point shooter to make it to the contest.

Vinny642
09-30-2012, 11:29 AM
My Hornets make the 8th Seed in the West

RaJAxTWa
09-30-2012, 11:29 AM
My Team=Nets(yes i am gonna be a debbie downer until proven wrong)

Nets fight for an 8th seed
Gerald Wallace is going to be looked at as trash if not already
MarShon Brooks will get his starting job back
Nets make 1 trade at the deadline
Tyshawn Taylor will be a top 3 back-up point guard in the NBA
Hump avges a double-double
Brook avgs 8.5 rebs
Nets try to dump gerald wallace at some point
starting lineup at the end of the year
Deron
Brooks
Joe Johnson
Hump
Lopez

RaJAxTWa
09-30-2012, 11:31 AM
sorry nets fans, just dont see it this year..call me negative nancy all you want hahaha

naps
09-30-2012, 11:37 AM
LeBron James wins his 4th MVP, second championship, second finals MVP and enters the top 10 at the age of 28.

Swashcuff
09-30-2012, 12:07 PM
76ers

Andrew Bynum remains healthy for a second straight season and finishing top 5 in MVP voting leading the 76ers to their first 50+ win season since the 00-01 season.

Evan Turner finishes top 10 in MIP voting and moves into the top 10 SG discussion.

Jrue Holiday makes the All D second team and becomes a fringe all star type PG.

Doug Collins wins COTY.

The 76ers finish a top 5 three point shooting team and a top 5 defensive team.

Gram
09-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Tyreke Evans will be a top 5 MVP candidate.
DeMarcus Cousins leads nba in rebounding.
Twimberwolves will go to the 2nd round.
Kings will have a better regular season record than the bobcats, suns, and magic combined.
Chris Bosh will be traded to the mavs or spurs.
WestBrook and Rondo will be swapped at the deadline.

:facepalm:

bholly
09-30-2012, 05:35 PM
DMC leading the league in rebounds isn't facepalm worthy as a bold prediction. The first and fourth are for sure. Also really hard to see a Bosh trade.

Iron24th
09-30-2012, 05:51 PM
This thread is getting out of hands quickly.

bholly
09-30-2012, 05:58 PM
There's a hand two posts before yours, I don't know what you're talking about.

NYKnicksAllDay
09-30-2012, 07:10 PM
Why is the OP trying to correct everyone's predictions?

pacersfan1967
09-30-2012, 08:44 PM
playoff seed predictions:

east:
1- heat
2- knicks
3- pacers
4- celtics
5- nets
6- bulls
7- sixers
8- hawks

west:
1- lakers
2- thunder
3- spurs
4- clippers
5- timberwolves
6- mavs
7- suns
8- nuggets

nba finals: heat > lakers 4-2.

I kinda agrea with yours but I switched knick & pacers. pacers to a #2 seed ..The pacers over the thunder in 6 games roy hibbert is mvp on the finals..

DubbyDubbs
09-30-2012, 09:17 PM
Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors make the playoffs as a top 7 seed

Kyle Lowry averages 2.5 + steals per game

Andrea Bargnani makes all star team but is injured at all star break and can not play.

Jonas Valanciunas averages 10 rebounds per game post all star break

Jose Calderon is not traded this season

Dwane Casey is nominated for coach of the year but loses to Popovich who wins second straight

Raptors lose in 2nd round of playoffs

Lakers win 65+ games

OKC wins the ship

I Rock Shaqs
09-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Why is the OP trying to correct everyone's predictions?

LOL is that who that was?

NYKnicksAllDay
09-30-2012, 10:35 PM
LOL is that who that was?

AndyFromNeptune? Yeah.

JordansBulls
10-04-2012, 09:51 PM
Carmelo Anthony wins scoring title and Chris Paul the MVP.